New book on Mawlana Rumi by Shems Friedlander Now Published

 Today, when so many would like to read Rumi and remove any reference to Sufism and Islam, Shems Friedlander places him unequivocally within Sufism and the Heart of Islam, clearly and emphatically stating the necessity of studying Rumi in his essence, as a Sufi saint, the founder of the Mevlevi Order of Dervishes, as well as one of the greatest metaphysical poets and literary figures the world has known.

Friedlander sheds new light on the relationship of Shems and Rumi and offers a theory about Shems’ disappearance not previously voiced. We are the heirs of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi. How will we treat this inheritance? Will we squander it among those who have been deceived by the world? Argue its validity with scholars in classrooms and teahouses; or will we feed yearning hearts, enhance the intellectual desires of youth, and fill the gap of disappointment of those who have reached maturity and seniority and are still empty?  (From Amazon review)

To order online  https://www.amazon.com/Mevlana-Jalaluddin-Rumis-Forgotten-Message/dp/6059778453/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1499602958&sr=8-7&keywords=shems+friedlander

English Creative Writing Workshops – Dynamic sessions

English Creative Writing Workshops 

Novel and fiction, business writing, journalism and blogging,  poetry.

Venues: Jeddah and Dhahran

Date: January 2014  Open to youth and adults

Special student rates (ages 15-22) will be applied
Professionals of all ages also accepted

First step to assess level, numbers and interest- through less than 1 minute form below- please check email within 24-48 hours after submitting to receive further data with relevant details. This is initial registration.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lLVbCluMYuLfz2RTV4RaVO81yjC4tzD_TsRxtcE-dVI/viewform

NOTE Language of discussion at workshop – English mostly, but work can be in both English and Arabic

Diversity of culture and age enriches discussions and exercises.

Second Step
Registration fees submission – deadline will be four-five days prior to start of announced date on finalizing participants’  numbers and chosen genres. Required sample of writing in form will be assessed for acceptance.

Upcoming English Creative Writing Sessions in SA

English Creative Writing Workshops
Novel and fiction, business writing, journalism and blogging,  poetry.

Venues Jeddah and Dhahran

Date: December Open to youth and adults

Special student rates (ages 15-22) will be applied.
Professionals of all ages also accepted.

First step to assess numbers and interest- through less than 1 minute form below- please check email within 24-48 hours after submitting to receive further data with relevant details. This is initial registration.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lLVbCluMYuLfz2RTV4RaVO81yjC4tzD_TsRxtcE-dVI/viewform

NOTE Language of discussion at workshop – English mostly, but work can be in both English and Arabic.

Second Step
Registration fees submission – deadline will be four days prior to start of announced date on finalizing participants’ numbers and chosen genres.